International Education Week

  • The IUP Office of International Education is hosting International Education Week at IUP from October 17 through October 21, 2016.

    IEW 2016IEW is a joint initiative between the United States’ Department of State and the Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

    In observance of IEW, the IUP’s OIE, with funding from the IUP Student Cooperative Association and in collaboration with other IUP offices, is hosting a variety of events to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of differences within our community.

    Please join us in celebrating this year’s International Education Week. All events celebrating International Education Week are free and open to the community, unless otherwise noted.

    Schedule of Events:

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    • International Lunch Hour: 12:00–1:15 p.m., Sutton Hall: Blue Room
      Join us for a free lunch to kick off this year’s International Education Week events. We will be highlighting IUP students who studied abroad as well as current international student and scholar groups. Participants can have their name or a phrase written in Chinese or Arabic calligraphy.
    • Art Exhibit: Creative Coexistence: Opening reception hours: 5:00–7:00 p.m., Robert Shaw Grey Space
      This art exhibit will represent each participant’s unique perception of coexistence through creative artwork. More information about the Creative Coexistence event.
    • Six O’Clock Series: Dispelling Myths About the Middle East: 6:00–7:30 p.m., HUB: Ohio Room
      While media often portrays the Middle East as a place of unrest, this panel discussion will paint a fresh perspective about the rich cultures, education, and current events of this region. Panelists include IUP faculty, PhD students, and guest speakers who are experts in the field, or originally from the Middle East themselves. Here is more information about the Six O’Clock Series.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    • International Tea Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., HUB: Monongahela Room
      Meet IUP international students and scholars while sampling a variety of teas, coffees, and snacks from various countries. Free and open to all.
    • Art Exhibit: Creative Coexistence: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Robert Shaw Grey Space
      This art exhibit will represent each participant’s unique perception of coexistence through creative artwork. This is free and open to the public. More information about the Creative Coexistence event.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    • Education Abroad Fair: 12:00–3:00 p.m., HUB: Atrium
      Stop by to discover the wide range of education abroad opportunities. Students can obtain information and talk to representatives and alumni about IUP reciprocal exchanges, affiliated programs, faculty-led programs, and overseas volunteer and service-learning opportunities. Here is more information on Education Abroad at IUP.
    • Art Exhibit: Creative Coexistence: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Robert Shaw Grey Space
      This art exhibit will represent each participant’s unique perception of coexistence through creative artwork. This is free and open to the public. More information about the Creative Coexistence event.
    • Student Film Series, Mustang: 5:00–8:00 p.m., HSS: Room 225
      The film is set in a small town in Turkey in which five orphans face oppression and forced marriage. This film is a winner of several international film awards and highly rated by audience members and critics alike. (2015 Turkish film with English subtitles)
    • IUP Ovations! Daloy Dance Company: 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Art Center
      The dancers of Daloy use their uniformly strong technique and obvious discipline to produce works that both question and celebrate society. Never restricted by conformity, the company aims to serve as a medium in the development of new and relevant works to forward the discourse on contemporary dance-making and performance. Single tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive. For more information on this performance, visit the Daloy Dance Company.
    • Art Exhibit: Creative Coexistence: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Robert Shaw Grey Space
      This art exhibit will represent each participant’s unique perception of coexistence through creative artwork. This is free and open to the public. More information about the Creative Coexistence event.

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    • U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Toretti Auditorium
      For the sixth year, IUP has been asked to host a U.S. Citizenship Ceremony for those in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of International Education. Open to the public.
    • Art Exhibit: Creative Coexistence: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Robert Shaw Grey Space
      This art exhibit will represent each participant’s unique perception of coexistence through creative artwork. This is free and open to the public. More information about the Creative Coexistence event.